Early deadline for "World's Longest ATV Parade" is May 22
ATVers around the region are invited to take part in an attempt to “take back the record”—the world’s longest ATV parade record—on Saturday, June 23, 2012. The ATV Association of Minnesota encourages ATV enthusiasts to pre-register by May 22 to receive a special commemorative T-shirt.
In June 2009, about 50 Cook County outdoor enthusiasts rode their all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) into the Guinness Book of World Records at just such a parade. Those 50 people were part of a record-breaking parade of 1,632 ATVs in the city of Silver Bay.
The title was short-lived, however. In the fall of 2010, the state of Utah broke the Minnesota record with 1,870 ATVs. So ATVAM plans to take back the world record and northland ATVers are once again invited to take part. ATVAM hopes to have more than 2,000 ATVs in the parade.
There will also be fun riding opportunities on the fabulous Silver Bay Moose Walk ATV trail system and other ATV-related activities. Sponsors of the ATV Parade will be hosting booths on-site for participants to see new products. Parade organizers will also be holding a contest for the most creatively decorated ATV. After the parade concludes Zup’s Foods will be hosting a buffet at the Silver Bay Union Hall.
Registration and the staging area for the parade will be one half mile north of Outer Drive and Highway 61 in the field in front of AmericInn Motel. There will be signs showing participants where to go. There will be ample parking on the streets and surrounding areas. The parade route will be a designated ATV trail for the day, so children can ride in the parade as long they meet all MN safety requirements. Side-by-side ATV's and three-wheelers are welcome to come, but will not be counted by Guinness World Records™ towards the record breaking attempt.
Participants are also asked to bring a canned food item to donate to the Silver Bay
Food Shelf. A truck will be available to non-perishable food contributions at the parade site.
will receive one free limited edition "World's Longest ATV Parade" memorabilia t-shirt. For more information or to register please visit www.atvparade.org or call ATVAM at (800) 442-8826.